is a Japanese knife supplier based in the UK.  We specialise in high-quality hand-made knives, manufactured by Masamoto-Sohonten Ltd., a 150-year-old family-owned company in Tokyo.

With the encouragement of the long Japanese cuisine boom, Japanese chef knives have been gaining awareness and popularity around the world. Professional chefs and enthusiastic amateurs have a strong and growing interest in Japanese knives, and many people are learning that Japanese knives are great additions to their essential knife collections.

Masamoto-Sohonten is one of the top knife manufactures in Japan, and we are very proud of providing their knives to those, who know and appreciate quality.  Many of our customers are professional chefs, but some are beginners, too. There are knives suitable for first-time Japanese knife users.

Whether you are a professional chef or a home cook, we are sure you will find a knife for your needs here, and it will become an exceptional addition to your kitchen.

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L’ohira Limited
41, Bookham, church Rd, Bookham,
Surrey KT23 3EU UK
Tel: +44(0)20 8816 7475
Email:   info(at)
Contact:  Emiko Ohira
Japan office: Asakusabashi 5-24-10-1203, Tokyo